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Expert welcomes Court of Appeal's "more nuanced approach" to granting relief from 'Mitchell' sanctions

Courts should be much more ready to grant relief from sanctions for failure to comply with court orders, practice directions and rules after the Court of Appeal found that the current approach had been "misunderstood and is being misapplied by some courts",... 08 Jul 2014

Proposed reforms will make costs of Scottish civil litigation "more predictable", says government

Proposed reforms to the way in which civil litigation in Scotland is funded will "improve access to justice" by making the costs of court action more predictable, the Scottish government has said. 04 Jun 2014

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Litigators "unconvinced" by balance between procedural certainty and flexibility, says senior judge

Lawyers handling cases before the English civil courts are "as yet unconvinced" that judges are striking the right balance between certainty and flexibility when interpreting new procedural rules, a former chair of the Civil Justice Council's costs committee... 30 May 2014

Banning recoverable conditional fee agreement uplifts in UK insolvency cases would cost creditors, industry warns

Ending the exemption for insolvency litigation from court reforms preventing the recovery of after the event (ATE) legal insurance premiums and conditional fee arrangement (CFA) success fees from the unsuccessful party could cost creditors more than £150 million... 22 Apr 2014

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